Why Do Dogs Lay in the Sun?

I was sitting on the couch one day, watching my 50 lb dog. He was contorting himself into some pretty interesting shapes, just to fit his body into a sun patch that was 2 feet x 8 inches in size. Watching my dog in his attempts to catch some rays, I wondered why he was going to such trouble for a little sun.

Dog Paw Care in the Midst of Winter

For dogs that live in icy or snowy areas, winter can be a hard time of year when it comes to paw care. Between ice balls that form in the toe-fur, salt that dries out paw pads, and the general cold that seeps into your dog’s feet, going outdoors in the winter can be no fun. Here are some tricks and tips to help you care for your dog’s paws and for your dog’s paws to cope with the snow: